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American citizens who live abroad are known to face some rather unpleasant financial surprises when they get back to the US.
While spending responsibly when outside the US, their lack of U.S. credit activity often deprives them of new credit cards or loans being issued to them.
Opening a bank account can also be really tough.
American expats tend to be completely unaware of how they should manage their existing credit cards while they live abroad, and there are few identifiable mistakes they usually make.
Here on some of the mistakes expatriates make when using credit cards…
“I believe in science.” -Esqueleto, Nacho Libre
I’m all about science-backed productivity.
From how habits are formed to the time of day we are most productive, I think science plays a huge role in helping us become more productive.
That’s exactly why I think it’s important to see some actual studies and how they pertain to your productivity…
What is a self-development blueprint?
It’s simply a game plan or a blueprint for improving your life and yourself.
We’re constantly growing and learning. It helps to make a plan. Learning is much more effective when it’s strategic.
Are you reading books, listening to audio and watching videos? Most of us are.
Are they getting you closer to your goals? Let’s start working on your game plan…
If you want to own a home but just can’t seem to get the capital together for a down payment, don’t have the income to carry payments or don’t have the credit history to get the loan, you might consider purchasing it with a friend.
Two incomes are certainly better than one, and you’ll probably have a better chance if you have another strong candidate applying with you.
People buy houses with friends all the time, and while there is nothing inherently bad about it, you should consider a few things before taking the plunge.
I came across 9 thing to make this your most productive week ever.
Who wouldn’t want to make this week the most productive week ever?
Doesn’t that just sound awesome? It’s actionable. It’s applicable.
I wanted to make sure these ideas were all as effective as they sounded.
So I tried this entire list for several weeks and got some awesome results. I included a small note after each number to tell you exactly what I learned about each one.
At a bare minimum, you must try #8. This was an eye opener for me.
Now it’s something I add to my schedule every week…
You may think the key to having more money is earning more money.
But before you get a 2nd job, you should look at your expenses.
What can you cut? What can you eliminate?
In America, we are famous for labeling our “wants” as “needs”.
So, which areas should you be cutting back on?
To start, here are some ideas to save on communication, food, utilities and insurance…
Should you save for your children’s education?
A better question is “should you invest for your children’s education?”
There is a simple cut and dry answer here…it depends…it’s really up to you.
Did I say cut and dry? Forgive me.
You are not obligated to pay for their college. It’s not your responsibility as a parent.
However, it is nice to be able to help them out. Here are the best ways to do it…
Investing is not a science: it is not possible to put your portfolio on autopilot and just watch your money grow, Grow, GROW.
There is no one fixed, guaranteed path that leads to investment success.
However, there are certain paths that will lead to guaranteed failure.
Before you know what to do, you must first know what NOT to do.
I’m going to go over 4 common mistakes the investors make…